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by hockeyfan21
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching openings
Replies: 72
Views: 37902

I'm not sure what I'm arguing, and I may be doing a poor job of it as well. The bottom line is the majority of the turnover happens at teams that aren't competitive, and the gap between being competitive and sucking gets bigger every year. The haves (privates and established publics) continue to va...
by hockeyfan21
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching openings
Replies: 72
Views: 37902

How long before the AD's get sick of hiring new coaches every other year and just fold the program or co-op? In 10 years we will have no need for 2 classes anymore because all of these schools will have folded their programs or joined forces with 3 other schools so they can compete against the priv...
by hockeyfan21
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: ADM and your association
Replies: 34
Views: 9439

I'll try and draw some stuff up and post it here.
by hockeyfan21
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Laptop schools
Replies: 28
Views: 12426

Chi-town.

Wrote a long rambling diatribe in response. Bored myself when I read it. In general we agree.
by hockeyfan21
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Laptop schools
Replies: 28
Views: 12426

Re: Laptops

Youth sports are about having fun and learning life lessons.... Don't forget they put a score board in the rink for a reason. If we keep playing for fun, our teams will keep coming home with participation medals. Learning how to win, and that you don't always win are great life lessons. Our element...
by hockeyfan21
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Laptop schools
Replies: 28
Views: 12426

Man... You people are nuts. No wonder "schools" like NE are popping up. I could have sworn the purpose of youth sports was to have fun and teach important skills for life (FYI stickhandling is not an important life skill). Whatever happened to "it's the journey, not the destination"? Big shock that ...
by hockeyfan21
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 56893

Nobody has mentioned anything about what a shame this would be for the girls on the AA team if true. If all of this is true, then the blame lies solely with the school, not the girls. It's too bad there isn't a solution that would punish the school and not the girls. I'm not sure calling out the Do...
by hockeyfan21
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 56893

evidence of the stalking of children in person and on social media The first is a serious allegation that if true should be treated that way. The second does not exist. If anyone (adult or underage) posts anything to an open access social media site it is considered for public consumption. If a stu...
by hockeyfan21
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MITE ADM From Illinois Parent
Replies: 27
Views: 6367

JSR wrote: you need to strike a balance and not go to far to either side[/i]
Exactly.
by hockeyfan21
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: How to save girls Hockey
Replies: 49
Views: 9935

It used to be that goalies were labeled as crazy. The last four years I think have changed that to the goalie parents are crazy, and rightfully so. I don't know where to lay the cause but I tend to think a lot of it has to do with the lack of coaching goalies within associations. This has forced the...
by hockeyfan21
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: ADM and your association
Replies: 34
Views: 9439

Re: IMHO

4 on 4 half ice no goalies at mites and 8u have so drastically reduced development at those levels that if I had another kid coming up I wouldn't even bother. No skating, no passing, no learning positions. An 8 kid cluster f***. HEAR, HEAR! Ringettes and soccer balls on the ice are an insult, event...
by hockeyfan21
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Are the wheels coming off of N.E/A.A?
Replies: 47
Views: 14603

In NE's defense, it's not like anyone could have predicted educational problems when you hire people to help educate kids in a broad field of study who have no experience or training in education. On a completely unrelated note, I am having trouble with my car. Could anyone recommend an apprentice p...
by hockeyfan21
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Breakaway School and Hockey Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 3832

Maybe because they haven't taken any of your associations players yet.
by hockeyfan21
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving cities
Replies: 25
Views: 3607

Pretty sure that players can go private to public without moving as long as they can convince the mshsl it was for financial reasons Very very difficult to do. Hastings has a kid went private Fresh-Soph, went back to Hastings Junior and is ineligible this year. Playing JV this year. Have to show a ...
by hockeyfan21
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Northern Educate cutting programs immediately
Replies: 43
Views: 15170

Re: Northern Educate cutting programs immediately

Did anyone else notice the child pictured with this article is listed as 5 years old? I'm not even sure where to begin with that. What do you mean? My two year old is at home doing push-ups and stickhandling right now! At least he better be or he'll get the hose again. (sarcasm drippingly obvious I...
by hockeyfan21
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Northern Educate cutting programs immediately
Replies: 43
Views: 15170

Nevertoomuchhockey.

What's wrong with your kid playing where she's playing now through high school?
by hockeyfan21
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls JV vs U14A - Which is Better?
Replies: 65
Views: 10340

perhaps eliminating U14 and replacing it with U16 may be something to consider. A lot of programs in our area have an in between issue... Not enough for both U14 and JV, but thats only because of the age issue...
by hockeyfan21
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Northern Educate buys Vadnais Sports Center
Replies: 40
Views: 12377

inthetwine wrote:Sounds to me like they are canceling arena rentals because they have their own arena.
This is how I read it as well.
by hockeyfan21
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: LPH Article: Goalies should not be shut out from coaching
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Great information. Now good luck getting most associations to do anything with it...

Worth fighting for, but a huge uphill battle.
by hockeyfan21
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: MN Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 52
Views: 14904

Not all teams have even entered their rosters on the MGHCA site, which makes it impossible to do more than enter a final score.
by hockeyfan21
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Classic Suburban ousts St. Thomas
Replies: 187
Views: 38386

Re: STA

They applied to both the SSC and the SEC and were rejected. They argued for placement back in the Metro East at the MSHSL meeting after being rejected by all 3 conferences. I know a guy that was in the room, this is 100% true. This is the part that confuses me. If STAA wants to be treated "like the...
by hockeyfan21
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: MN Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 52
Views: 14904

I wish there was a volleyball site, so I could read the arguments about who gets the kills recorded correctly and who doesn't. The dispute over where stats should be entered? Look at the one that makes you feel the best. That's all we are looking for anyway isn't it? I actually wish they would all ...
by hockeyfan21
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: MN Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 52
Views: 14904

sinbin wrote:Seems some entrepreneurial hockey mind could take the best from both sites and create a "supeer-site" that is up-to-date, accurate, and complete.
Dear lord, not a third site... I'm sick of dealing with 2 already this year.

What is the pissing match over? Anyone know?
by hockeyfan21
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Classic Suburban ousts St. Thomas
Replies: 187
Views: 38386

Re: STA

They applied to both the SSC and the SEC and were rejected. They argued for placement back in the Metro East at the MSHSL meeting after being rejected by all 3 conferences. I know a guy that was in the room, this is 100% true. This is the part that confuses me. If STAA wants to be treated "like the...
by hockeyfan21
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Classic Suburban ousts St. Thomas
Replies: 187
Views: 38386

Stickler, Good post, very informative. I would ask that if all of the stuff they are trying to do comes to fruition, how would the "metro east" be a good fit? I didn't realize tuition was that close to $20k. There is no way demographically they are similar to any of the public schools in that confer...